A central Illinois man admitted he killed his niece and was sentenced to life in prison without parole.
The mother of the 7-year-old girl who was stabbed to death in Effingham County, Illinois in September is back home after serving jail time for lying to police during the investigation.
The mother of a 7-year-old Illinois girl who authorities say was stabbed to death by her uncle was sentenced to 120 days in jail.
A 22-year-old Effingham County man accused of fatally stabbing his 7-year-old niece won’t go on trial until next year.
The 22-year-old uncle of Willow Long was indicted Wednesday on three counts of first degree murder.
Authorities say Justin D. DeRyke, 22, of Watson, Ill. has been arrested for the murder of Willow Long.